Japan Platform

World Humanitarian Summit Side Event - May 24, 2016
More Innovation for More Impact
The lessons from Japan towards regional and global innovation alliance

World Humanitarian Summit Side Event "More Innovation for More Impact" May 24, 2016


As one of the side event of the World Humanitarian Summit, this event will be held with the following objective.
- To present a practical methodology towards 'More Innovation for More Impact', with specific cases and lessons learnt from Japan. The side event will end with a set of recommendations for the future regional and global innovation alliance.

May 24
9:00 - 10:30
Rumeli Hall 1
(The Lüfti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC) building)



Takeshi Komino (Country Representative, CWS Japan)

OPENING 1 (10 mins)

Tsukasa Hirota (Director, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

OPENING 2 (10 mins)

Masaaki Ohashi (Prof. University of the Sacred Heart, Co-chairperson, Japan CSO Coalition for DRR (JCC-DRR)

PRESENTATION 1 (10 mins)

Ray Nishimoto (Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical)
Presentation on humanitarian and developmental efforts by corporations through examples from Sumitomo Chemical. Proposal of potential future challenges of such ventures and expectations for the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI).

PRESENTATION 2 (10 mins)

Yuko Shibata (General Manager, Overseas Program Division, Japan Platform)
Presentation on the framework which Japan Platform will take to actualize the lessons learned from the Humanitarian Innovation Forum (HIF).

PRESENTATION 3 (10 mins)

Malu Cagay (ADRRN)
What ADRRN is considering, capable of doing and currently doing with regards to spreading HIF concepts throughout Asian regions. Furthermore, a proposal regarding what can be done to actualize the principles.

PRESENTATION 4 (10 mins)

Reshma Adatia (ACT Alliance)
From the perspective of a global NGO alliance, how HIF principles can be spread on a global level. Also, proposals on the process of actualizing such principles.


Moderator: Takeshi Komino (Country Representative, CWS Japan)

For any question on the above, kindly contact: t.komino@cwsjapan.org

Organizers (A Joint Session with NGOs, Enterprises, and Government)  

  • Japan Platform
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co.,Ltd.
  • Japan
  • actalliance

World Humanitarian Summit (23 & 24, May 2016)

World Humanitarian Summit

We are currently facing humanitarian needs on a massive scale. In our rapidly changing world, we must continually seek better ways to meet the needs of millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters.
An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul.
on 23 and 24 May 2016 and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

The Summit has three main goals:
1. Reaffirm our commitment to humanity and humanitarian principles.
2. Initiate actions and commitments which enable countries and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and be more resilient to shocks.
3. Share best practices which help save lives around the world, placing affected people at the centre of humanitarian action and alleviating suffering.

"As the very first of its kind, it's an opportunity for the world to rally together and commit to addressing today's greatest challenges, from helping those fleeing conflict, to rebuilding communities in disaster-hit areas. (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)"

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